X-rays take pictures called radiographs that show your dentist at Smile 32 Dental Centers the interior of dental structures and tissues, like teeth, gums and bones. These allow them to make a more thorough examination than is possible with the naked eye, and can help spot problems that would otherwise go undetected and untreated.
How do digital x-rays work?
The digital technology that we use to take pictures of your teeth allows up to 80% less radiation and a clearer resolution than a traditional dental x-ray. X-Ray images are put on a computer monitor instead of a tiny piece of film. By seeing x-ray images in a larger format, you can better understand your dental condition. Through a clearer understanding of your dental condition, often apprehension about procedures are reduced.
Why do I need x-rays?
Some dental problems are hard or even impossible to see with the naked eye. Regular x-rays will help spot problems, and when compared to previous x-rays, will show any unusual changes or developments. The dentists at Smile 32 Dental Centers want to make the most thorough examination possible so that problems can be addressed and reversed at an early stage. This will help preserve your original teeth, and save you the time, trouble and expense of extensive dental problems.
How often do I need x-rays?
Your dentist at Smile 32 Dental Centers will determine how often you need x-rays depending upon your age and your dental history. An adult without a history of dental problems may go two to three years between x-rays, while a child or an adult prone to decay will need them more frequently.
Are x-rays safe?
Digital x-rays has less radiation then the traditional x-rays.